These Things Will Destroy Any CoParenting Relationship

These Things Will Destroy Any CoParenting Relationship

Instagram Post on MAMABEARBLENDEDFAMILYSUPPORT I thought it important to cover a few common things seen in co-parenting relationships that aren’t working effectively and efficiently.Co-parenting means that the parenting responsibilities, burdens, struggles, successes, bonuses, and decisions are shared. Decisions are made collectively between two or more parents, and parents have chosen to work together to parent [...]

Co-Parenting Tip

Co-Parenting Tip

Dedicate a notebook, folder, or book to containing all your documentation. Why? Because it can be submitted as evidence!. Instagram Post Step 1) Make sure your court order and parenting plan leave no room for interpretation. Put everything in black and white. This helps avoid future disagreements. Step 2) Follow the parenting plan and court [...]

Here’s To The Dads..

Here’s To The Dads..

Instagram post As much as parents struggle in their roles, one of the most unsung heroes are dads, those who support us and love us regardless of all the struggle it brings to their lives..Dads are so important, and so many go without recognition from anyone. Their contribution matters and is more valued than anyone [...]

Resiliency in Co-Parenting

Resiliency in Co-Parenting

You are able to affect things by being more prepared for what this crazy world is going to throw at you. Challenges are destined to happen, you will struggle from time to time, but you will have successes too; And the more knowledgeable you are about your circumstances and situation, the better prepared you are [...]

The Real Reason Children (and Adults) Hate Their Stepmothers – Guest Blog

The Real Reason Children (and Adults) Hate Their Stepmothers – Guest Blog

123RF "Put the blame on Mame. That sums up how many of the women with stepchildren I interviewed for my book, Stepmonster, felt about the stepmother role. They told me: "The kids are hostile and rejecting no matter what I do. I know it's not their fault. But it's as if I'm not supposed to have [...]

Containing The Storm – Sheltering Children From The Effects of Co-parenting Conflict

Containing The Storm – Sheltering Children From The Effects of Co-parenting Conflict

Coparenting Tip: Never let your storm get your kids wet.It goes without saying that Coparenting and parenting struggles affect our children... whether we intend for them to or not... We may be doing everything we can to insure that issues don’t have impact on the kids, but they do.Your tone of voice, your body language, [...]

6 Essential Steps to Better Communication

6 Essential Steps to Better Communication

Connecting with people makes us feel good, and communication is a sacred part of that process. We all have a strong need for connectivity and belonging. This is why positive social interactions increase our subjective wellbeing and provide greater life satisfaction (Lyubomirsky, 2008), But often we forget just how much goes into communicating with someone. Like relationships, [...]

Keeping Your Word

Keeping Your Word

We are all guilty of this from time to time… we say we’ll do something and then life gets complicated and we get busy. Some things fall through the cracks.Whether it’s with kids, friends, family, or coparenting… stay consistent. Be present.Don’t make a habit out of things being left said and not done. This pattern [...]

Setting New Boundaries In Old Relationships

Setting New Boundaries In Old Relationships

I talked to a fellow mama bear this morning, who was finding her way through self discovery, and rebuilding her self esteem after a rocky parting-of-ways between her family and her mother. I listened and nodded my head, scooting farther and farther toward the edge of my seat, sharpening my focus on the journey this [...]